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Elkton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 589 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2008

I think that the students, staff and parents work to make EMS work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2008

I now have my 3rd child attending here and I've been very pleased with the school. The staff is dedicated and hard-working and committed to excellence. We moved to the area from another area with a reputation for excellent schools and after a lot of research, the Elkton schools impressed us the most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

I appreciate [the] teachers' effort and contribution to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 42%
Black 23% 35%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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615 North St
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: (410) 996-5010

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